Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List

 

 

 

Date Type Grade Destination Leader Phone

Updated 15/08/2018

         
August 2018        
         
Wed 1 Aug DW
M T4 F4

 Whites Hill Reserve - 4 hours plus nibbles - usual day walk rules - meet at Metro Café off Boundary road, Holland Park at 09.45 

 

 

Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747 
         
***postponed***

DW

M T5 F5

  ***postponed*** walk date to be advised  - Natural Arch (Bridge).  8:00 AM Start from the carpark off Nerang-Murwillumbah road to try to locate the rough bush track up to the Repeater Station on the Springbrook plateau and Best of them All lookout , and then return.  A bit vague at this point but  gaiters will likely be needed  etc. Further details to come. Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747
         
Thu Aug 2 DW
M T3 F4
Amity Point track/beach to Cylinder - Cost for return approx. $25.00.  Meet 0830 at Stradbroke Island Ferries,  12 Emmett Drive Cleveland near food outlet. Bus at Dunwich which will take us to Amity Point (not having done the track side of the walk, not sure of its growth). Sunscreen, hat, water, togs and towel (if you are game). Binoculars (not mandatory) whale, dolphin watching. Once we arrive at Cylinder walk concludes and feel free to walk up to Point Lookout… the Gorge walk. Lunch at Hotel or any of the other outlets on the island. Look forward to a great day.   Kevin Weeks 0401 386 413
         
Sat Aug 4

DW

S T5 F5

The Cream Track - Starting from the end of Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera, we walk to Goomoolahra Lookout in Springbrook NP - and return.  It is quite a tough walk through lovely shady trees.  Elevation 700m+ over 5 KM.  Further details to come.  Leave Cleveland at 6:00 AM.  Bring Morning Tea, Lunch, poles etc.  A permit is required for this walk as we access private property - Serenity Farm , click onto permit Serenity Farm. You will need to complete all details. Date is Saturday 4/8/18 and the time is 9am to Midday.
Print this out. you will need to sign it and date it as per the permit. Bring this permit with you in your backpack on the walk as we will need to produce this if asked by Rangers or Land owners. I could not access this via my phone and had to do this from my PC. If your are not able to do this yourself contact Amanda.

Amanda Fichna
 

 

0401 017 941

 

         
Sun Aug 5

DW

M T7 T7

Mt. Barney - Logan's Ridge - Meet at 7:00 am at Mt. Barney.  Park on left ner the gate just before Yellowpinch car park.  The first hour is on track.  We then reach the start of the rock where the ridge becomes more challenging with some exposure.  Good scrambling skills are needed but views are superb.

Beatrice Berger

Judy Moddy-Stuart

0409 828 589

0408 874 315

         
Wed 8 Aug DW
M T3 F3
Seven Hills Bushland Reserve - Seven Hills - Meet at 10am corner of D'arcy road and Nurstead Street. Usual day walk rules. Maximum  4 hours of hills and fun. Budding pastry cooks most welcome.  Malcolm
Thomson
0413 940 747
         
Wed 8  Aug   

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes

17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)

Info Items: How to navigate in the bush with a GPS and compass.  Plan our activities for the rest of the year

   
         
W/E 11-13

BC

S T2 F2

Bunjalong National Park. N.S.W.  Black Rock Campsite Bundgalung N.P. (NSW) -- Black Rock camp site.  (Coastal heath land).

Turn off highway south of Woodburn, 16km. to camp site (some gravel Road).

Vehicle entry fee -  $8.00 per day.   Camp fee (per night) -  Site $24.00 For up to 2 people,

$12.00 per extra person with a maximum of 8 people per site. On line booking only.

Activities – Walking, Canoeing, Mountain Bikes, Bird watching, Wild Flower Photography & Fishing.

Kevin Blain 3821 2187
         
Sat 11 Aug

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton– this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes

about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.  Click here for more information

Monica DeLeacy 0437 900 061
         
Sun 12 Aug FMR Training Federation Mountain Rescue - GPS Navigation Training organized for bushwalkers - a practical session on using your GPS navigator.  White's Hill Reserve/  (If you do not own a GPS come and try someone else's).  Event will finish mid-afternoon  Click here for more details    
         
Wed 15 Aug S F5 T5

Flinders Peak (679m) - is in the Ipswich area and offers good views of the Scenic Rim peaks, and also to Brisbane city.  Access to the peak is ony about an hour's drive from Brisbane off the Boonah road.  We start walking from the Flinders Plum Picnic Area at the end of Mt Flinders Road.

The climb starts with a defined track but becomes steep and rocky, with some short steep ups.  We follow a narrow rocky ridgeline and close to the summit there is some scrambling required.  We will have lunch at the top and return via the same route..

This is a short walk and we will not be rushing - it is suitable for those who have done a few track walks and want to venture into something more challenging  Meet at 9:00 at the Picnic area.

David Rae 0400 459 519
         
Wed 15 Aug

DW

M T5 F5

Springbrook plateau western cliffline - exploratory trip to locate the path up from Natural Arch to Best-Of-Them-All Lookout.  Steep and rough off-track Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747
         
Sat  18 Aug FMR Training Federation Mountain Rescue - Psychological First Aid Training - A course in basic psychological first aid, conducted by the Australian Red Cross at Milton. (We would appreciate a $5 donation per attendee to support Red Cross Programs.  Event will finish mid-afternoon. Click here for more information    
         
Sun 19th  Aug DW
M T4 F4
WALK CONFIRMED:  Stradbroke Island Walk from Blue Lake overflow, across the high dunes through the middle of the island, to the Point Lookout Road.  The walk is 13km and is mainly on fairly loose sand.  I recommend each person carries a minimum 2ltrs water and a hat.  Walking poles probably not needed.

Details - Catch Stradbroke Ferries water taxi at 6:55 am.  (This is the second water taxi you come to – not the Flyer.)  

At Dunwich we will catch a maxi taxi to transport us to the Eighteen Mile swamp which is close to the causeway.  Then we will walk 300 metres to the point where the Blue Lake overflow meets the Eighteen Mile swamp.  This is something to be seen, the crystal clear water of Blue Lake entering the swamp.   

 We will then proceed to the historic sand track that winds its way across the high dunes to its starting point at Amity.  We will only be going as far as the Point Lookout road and then catch a bus back to Dunwich.  Wildflowers will be in bloom.  Depending on the time, we may be able to go to The Little Ship Club for food or drink, or to Straddie Fruit Barn for coffee and food. 

Costs -Water Taxi – Adult $20.00 return, Concession $10.00 return (must show card). Maxi Taxi to Blue Lake costs approx. $60.00.  This will be divided by the number of people on the walk (at present five of us).Bus back to Dunwich costs only a couple of dollars or so – cash needed.

If you have any queries please call me on 0448 946 682.

Numbers limited to  6 to 10 walkers, due to transport.  For fullinformation see attachment.   See photos
Geoff Arnell 0448 946 682 
         
Sun 19th Aug **INFO** Notice of RDCOTA annual Seniors Week walk - 7:00 AM from the Donald Simpson Centre.  Information and flyer attached.  Click here for info and details.    



   

Sun 19th Aug

**RESCHEDULED**

Wed 12  Sept

SW
T2 F2
Bayview Conservation Area Social Walk - Outdoor recreation reserve between Redland Bay and Mt Cotton. Meet at Bayview Conservation area off German Church Road Mt Cotton at 8.30 am. Walking along tracks, hillly, loose gravel, 6 kms. Shared track with mountain bikes, horses and walkers. Moderate fitness. Bring poles, water, snacks, hat, sunscreen etc. See here for further information Monica/ Russell  DeLeacy
 
3206 6309
0437 900 061
         
Wed 22 Aug

DW

M T4 F4

Daisy Hill Circuit - 12 km circuit from Buddhist Temple at the end of Underwood road to the Koala zoo - then to the old quarry - then loop back to the Temple Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747
         
         
         

Fri-Sun

Aug 24-26

TW

M T5 F5

Giraween Slip Rock  Friday night basecamp at Castle Rock. Saturday head out to Slip Rock where there are plenty of rock slabs to explore. David Rae 0400 459 519
         
Sun 26th   Full Moon    
         
Wed 29th

DW

M T5 F5

Greater Mt. Cotton Circuit - 10km circuit from the end of Hillview road over private property to West Mt Cotton road, then past the nursery and on to the Karreman quarry.  Then up the long Mt Cotton ridge to the picnic tables, down Holzapfel road, up Talty road.  Back home via the top of the mountain.  Bits of off-track and lantana. Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747
         
September 2018      
       
W/E   1-2 First aid course specifically tailored for our club activities  Contact Tracy at  theprestonhome@gmail.com if you wish to attend. Tracy Ryan 0417 665 382

 

 

     
Wed 5th   Whiterock (Redbank area near Ipswich) - details to follow Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747
         
Sun 9th

Cycle 

M T3 F3

Cycle Tour of McLeah and Karragarra Islands.  Meet at Banana Street passenger ferry (not the vehicular ferry) - Redland Bay at 7:30 AM  to catch the 7:45 Ferry.

 

Russell De Leacy 3206 6309
         
Wed 12th

SW

T2 F2

Bayview Conservation Area Social Walk - Outdoor recreation reserve between Redland Bay and Mt Cotton. Meet at Bayview Conservation area off German Church Road Mt Cotton at 8.30 am. Walking along tracks, hillly, loose gravel, 6 kms. Shared track with mountain bikes, horses and walkers. Moderate fitness. Bring poles, water, snacks, hat, sunscreen etc. See here for further information Monica DeLeacy 3206 6309
         
Wed 12th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes

17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)
***ENTRIES CLOSE FOR SUBMITTING PHOTOS FOR THE CLUB COMPETITION***  Click here for more information

   
         
Sat 15th

DW

S T3 F3

Mount Cotton– this walk is approx. 7 km return and takes

about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  (There is the option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.)   We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property no. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd, Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots.  After the walk we have coffee at the West Mount Cotton Nursery and Café.  Click here for more information

Julie Cummings 0422 318 283
         

Sun 16th

 

SW

T2 F2

Big Wheel at Southbank along the Brisbane River - Meet a 9:00am at the Big Wheel - walk along the river to Westend, through Highgate Hill to finish at a lovely cafe called Under the Clock next to the Mater Hospital.  It is a 10km walk along the Brisbane River and through the subarban streets of Highgate Hill.  There are a few hills but mostly a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Brisbane CBD.  We will finish the walk at the Cafe where you can have coffee or lunch.  It is close to both the rail station and bus terminal. Russell and Monica DeLeacy 3206 6309
         
Sun 16th

DW

S T5 F5

The Cream Track - Starting from the end of Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera, we walk to Goomoolahra Lookout in Springbrook NP - and return.  It is quite a tough walk through lovely shady trees.  Elevation 700m+ over 5 KM.  Further details to come.  Leave Cleveland at 6:00 AM.  Bring Morning Tea, Lunch, poles etc.  A permit is required for this walk as we access private property - Serenity Farm , click onto permit Serenity Farm. You will need to complete all details. Date is Sunday 16/9/18 and the time is 9am to Midday.
Print this out. you will need to sign it and date it as per the permit. Bring this permit with you in your backpack on the walk as we will need to produce this if asked by Rangers or Land owners. I could not access this via my phone and had to do this from my PC. If your are not able to do this yourself contact Amanda.
Amanda Fichna 0409 017 941
         
Sun 23rd

DW

M T3 F4

Mt. Cordeaux and Bare Rock.  Main Range NP.  Starting at Cunningham Gap this 12 km walk takes about 4 hours.  It is up and back on the same graded track.  Hopefully the spear lilies will be flowering Hilary Martyn 0438 217 801
         
Wed 26th

DW

S T2 F2

J.C. Trotter Park Monica DeLeacy 3206 6309
         

Fri 28 Sep

to Mon 1 Oct

BC

 Annual Bushwalkers Pilgrimage - to be hosted by Glasshouse and Sunshine Coast Clubs - Click here for more information 

N.B. The cut off date for the $20 discount will be changed to 31 August.

Betty Murray 0408 129 241
         
October 2018        
         
Mon 1st   Queens Birthday    
         
Sun 7th

DW

M T4 F4

Warrie Circuit and Twin Falls Springbrook National Park - approx 17km walk so a reasonable level of fitness is required, but it is all on track.  From the Tallanbana carpark we will walk down anti-clockwise, approximately 9km down, passing by 2 waterfalls, down to the meeting of the waters on the valley floor - stopping for lunch beside the rock pools.  Then approx 7 kms of continuous steady uphill to join onto Twin Falls circuit.  This is a beautiful hike amongst waterfalls, creeks and rainforest.  Wear good hiking boots as it can be muddy and wet in parts and crossing wet slippery rocks.  You may want to bring poles, not necessary but helpful.  The hike is on a good graded tract.  Bring plenty of water, snack, lunch and insect repellent. Amanda Fichna 0401 017 941
         
Wed 10th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes

17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)
PHOTO COMPETITION JUDGING: Come and help judge the photo competition:  everyone invited.  Drinks and nibblies included

   
         
Sun 14  DW Binna Burra - details to follow Leah Stephens 0499 234 606
         
Sun 21st DW Lower Portals, Mt Barney NP - Details to follow Hilary Martyn 0438 217 801
         
Thu 25th   Full Moon    
         
November 2018        
         
Wed 14th  

Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Indigiscapes

17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba (off Redland Bay Road - second driveway on the left)

   
         
Fri 23rd   Full Moon    
         
December 2018        
        s
Fri 7- Sun 9 BC RBC Christmas Breakup at Spring Gully Stays - Organisers:  Hilary, Trevor and Betty.  Further details to follow    
         
Sun 23rd   Full Moon    
         
Tue 25th   Christmas Day    
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